Ohio Gov. promises to sign bill to regulate ‘puppy mills’

Gov. John Kasich has promised to sign a new law that for the first time regulates conditions in high-volume dog breeding operations in Ohio sometimes known as “puppy mills.”
Tom Jackson
Dec 7, 2012

A local animal rescue group, Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary of Port Clinton, got a look at the results of such operations last month when it rescued 34 dogs from puppy mills in Holmes County. Most of those dogs already have been adopted out.

“We think it’s a good first step in the right direction for a state that has for so long gone unregulated when it comes to these high volume breeders,” said Karen Minton, Ohio state director for the Humane Society of the United States.

For more on this bill and how it will be executed, pick up a copy of Friday's Register.

Comments

jon491

Many undercover clips here.. http://www.youtube.com/results?s...

Licorice Schtick

Kasich the ultra-wingnut wants GOVERNMENT REGULATION ??? !!!

The realities of running a government move every long-term leader toward the center, eventually.

nosey rosey

That's great but get HB108 to the floor on December 11th before this bill dies again. Senator Niehaus is a lame duck who refuses to put it to a vote even though the majority of Senator's support and will vote to approve. Ohio does not have felony charges for animal abuse no matter how horrific the offense. Thousands of phone calls and e-mails are being ignored. www.nitrofoundation.com We need everyone to call or e-mail Senator Niehaus and demand he take this to the floor for a vote next Tuesday.

jon491
teverett

THANK GOD!!!!!!! It's about time something is done about this horrible practice.No living thing should be subjected to this way of life.

EdgeOfTheH20

Done deal! Emailed Senator Niehaus (..can you get in trouble for using the word 'urgent')
and thanks for the good links jon491 & nosey rosey

44846GWP

The Gov. finaly does one thing right!

BEHAPPY

This is GREAT news!

Darwin's choice

But, amazingly, they can rush through a bill for 3.5 million to build a shelter for "exotic" animals..........